SHOW: Brooklyn Nine-Nine CHANNEL: SBS Viceland TIME: Streaming
WHEN I first sat down to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine I was apprehensive.
The show’s lead is Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live, Hot Rod, That’s My Boy) and his over-the-top comic stylings typically leave me feeling annoyed or bored.
But in this comedy about a loveable group of misfit detectives he and the rest of the cast are simply superb.
I could list 99 reasons to watch this show but instead I will offer my top three:
* Andre Braugher as the 99 precinct’s Captain Raymond Holt. I will go so far as to say this is the best character ever written for a comedy series.
* It is so far from a typical cop comedy show that it could have its own genre.
* The show uplifts women, promotes equality and proves that stereotypes are simply just that.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an absolute gem and reruns can be watched on SBS Viceland while avid fans wait for the second half of season five to be aired after America finishes its annual television ‘winter hiatus’.
Episodes from seasons one through four can also be streamed on Netflix.
COMEDY GOLD: The cast of Brooklyn nine-nine, including (from left) Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Andy Samberg and Stephanie Beatriz, are simply superb.